Talk:Death tax

From RationalWiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search

I could have sworn that there was a "death tax" that was one of the causes of the American Revolutionary War, but I've looked and can't find it. Anybody have any leads?-User:Brxbrx/sig 21:10, 21 May 2011 (UTC)

I think you are referring to the stamp tax. ТyTalk. 21:13, 21 May 2011 (UTC)


Where in the Constitution does it say the government can do this? I am not affected, but this is still class warfare. Talsley (talk) 12:07, 21 September 2011 (UTC)

Article 1, Section 8: "The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;" This is a tax. There you go. –SuspectedReplicant Support democracy - Ace is the REAL moderator 12:19, 21 September 2011 (UTC)
It is still class warfare. Talsley (talk) 12:21, 21 September 2011 (UTC)
Please don't try to tell someone from the North of England about class warfare. –SuspectedReplicant Support democracy - Ace is the REAL moderator 13:05, 21 September 2011 (UTC)
Your country is beyond hope, the communists took over already. From the third way to the third rail. Talsley (talk) 13:47, 21 September 2011 (UTC)
See! You cannot refute me! Talsley (talk) 21:35, 25 January 2012 (UTC)


Inheritance Tax was called Death Duties in the UK until 1975.

Request some eyes[edit]

Could someone with some knowledge of the issue have a look and comment if (1) the information is still valid and (2) if it's on-mission? It strikes me that this is more about politicking and dogwhistles rather than woo and authoritarianism. --Kels (talk) 00:18, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

seems right. no woo involved, if you leave a large estate our heirs pay some tax on it. Hamster (talk) 02:09, 14 January 2014 (UTC)
This seems very much linked to Economic inequality (and some similar articles) to me; I have added some more (non US politics) information to it, I will try to do some more research and make it better. Carpetsmoker (talk) 14:30, 10 November 2014 (UTC)

Request for Deletion[edit]

Further to the previous message, totally off-mission and not much more than a stub besides. Even if it was improved I can't see it being relevant. --Kels (talk) 21:28, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

Serious error re: estate tax exemption prior to 2001[edit]

The second sentence in the first subsection, Use in the United States, reads as follows: "In the U.S. prior to 2001, the estate tax almost exclusively applied to the extremely wealthy with assets totaling upwards of two million dollars.[3]" First, I couldn't check note 3 because it's a bad link. According the Wikipedia article on Estate Tax in the United States, the exemption (exclusion amount) in 2001 was $675,000: This IRS article is consistent with the Wikipedia article and shows that the exemption rose, mostly gradually, from $50,000 in 1916 to $675,000 in 2000: I'm not sure how to fix this. I thought the editor might have meant "Prior to 2010,"? but then next paragraph-- which starts, "This led to the passage by the U.S. Congress, in 2001, of legislation to eliminate the estate tax gradually over a period of nine years--wouldn't make sense. "Prior to" is problematic in any case because the beginning of the period is not specified. The entire subsection needs to be rewritten.Yeltommo (talk) 03:20, 21 November 2018 (UTC)